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Church, state fail sexually abused orphanage boys - Mon, August 31 2020 - Jakarta Post

Church, state fail sexually abused orphanage boys - Mon, August 31 2020 - Jakarta Post

A proverb says that it takes a village to raise a child, but sometimes, it takes only one person to do deep and lasting harm. In Depok, West Java, a community of powerful adults appears to have abandoned children who were allegedly molested at a local Catholic orphanage. Far from their parents, with no one responsible for their well-being except the head of the orphanage, Brother Angelo Ngalngola – the alleged molester – the children cried out for help. Journalists from The Jakarta Post and Tirto.id have discovered that both the state and the Catholic Church heard the boys’ cries but did little to help, allowing the suspect to walk free from police detention to set up a new orphanage a few months later, living again among vulnerable boys. In September 2019, Brother Angelo, the head of the Kencana Bejana Rohani orphanage, was arrested by the Depok Police for allege...



2020-08-30 18:00:00Z
https://www.thejakartapost.com/paper/2020/08/30/church-state-fail-sexually-abused-orphanage-boys.html

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